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Busting the Mattress Racket


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Here's his conclusion:

If you can't tell the difference between a $200 and a $900 mattress (I couldn't, but maybe you can), get the cheaper one. They're nearly the same, anyway. Anything over $1,500 and you're just paying for prestige, says Larry Thomas. There are tons of great mattress sets for low prices. Yes, to an extent, you get what you pay for (better coil design, denser foam, ritzier ticking), but don't go crazy over this stuff. Lie down on mattesses in the store and trust your own judgment. Remember: Once you're asleep, every mattress feels the same.

Fascinating. I swear by my latex mattress but he says it's all in my head.

Try Tuft & Needle (www.tuftandneedle.com).  I have one of their mattresses, and it's awesome.  And just $299 for a queen mattress.

Thanks, Chris. I looked at their website and they look totally awesome. Looks like I am going to get a Tuft & Needle as my next bed!

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